Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill helps open charter school in Indianapolis

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 28: (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 28: (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Veteran Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill helped open a charter school, entitled Him by Her Collegiate School for the Arts, in his hometown of Indianapolis Monday afternoon.

George Hill has certainly managed to stay busy off the court during the NBA’s hiatus.

The veteran Milwaukee Bucks guard was in his hometown of Indianapolis Monday to open his new venture, a charter school entitled Him by Her Collegiate School for the Arts that resides on the east side of the city.

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A project that was reportedly six years in the making, the school is already open for enrollment and will be open for classes from kindergarten through to second grade starting in the fall and will focus on the performing arts.

The name of the school, according to Hill, is an acronym that goes by ‘Helping Improve Mankind by Healing Every Race’ and as he told Olivia Ray of WISH-TV in Indianapolis, its intent, to give kids an outlet in the inner city of the state capital, is very important to him:

"“I believe in opportunity. I firmly believe that a lot of inner city kids don’t get that opportunity. The resources are never put back in the inner city.  We’re giving kids that hope,” Hill said.”"

Indianapolis and the state of Indiana has certainly held a special place in Hill’s journey, both as a person and a player. That all coincided during his five-year stint with the Indiana Pacers from 2011 to 2016.

Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill’s decision to open a charter school is just the latest example of his good deeds in his home state of Indiana.

While it’s been a few years since he departed the Pacers organization, Hill has still done plenty for his home state off the court and has talked at length of how his upbringing in Indianapolis helped him get to the NBA and avoid succumbing to the dangers of the troubles that surrounded him growing up.

At the literal center of escaping those dangers was the Tab Rec Center inside the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis where Hill was able to focus on growing his love for the game of basketball. In fact, Hill recently returned to the center earlier this season when the Bucks made a visit where he said the following after receiving a plaque in his honor:

"“I want to thank you guys, pretty much for making me who I am today,” he said. “I’m an Indianapolis boy to the core.”"

Hill was also seen marching through the streets in Indianapolis for a protest demanding reforms on social injustice and racism.

At the core of Hill’s story and journey to the NBA is the city of Indianapolis and he’s made sure to make that known at every chance he’s gotten. To see the quiet floor general want to take on such a big undertaking like helping building a charter school for a city that helped give him so much is nothing new at this point and only speaks to the generosity and kind of person that Hill is.

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If Hill’s school can give any of the kids that will walk through those halls the same sanctuary and place to find their paths in life as Hill had in his early years, he will have made a massive impact that goes beyond his contributions to the game of basketball. And for that, Hill stands as one of the model players the NBA has to offer.